The Heritage Patriots boys basketball team is rounding into form just into time for the ACAC midseason tournament. Led by seniors Jacque Jacquay and Billy Lomow, the boys have rebounded from a shaky 1-6 beginning to the season. The start was marked with close losses and growing pains under new head coach Barry Singrey. After the loss to Belmont which made them 1-3, they lost 3 closes games in a row, each more heartbreaking than the last.
Entering tournament play the Boys had won two straight games with big victories over Eastbrook and Southern Wells. With another huge victory over Woodlan in the first round of the tournament the Patriots seem to be putting the pieces together. Jacque Jacquay is leading the midseason charge with a steady 13.4 points per game. He is not without help, as fellow senior Billy Lomow is netting just under 11 points a game. It is easy to see why the arrow is pointing up for the Patriots.
First year coach Barry Singrey agrees that the Patriots are finding their groove. “The team is starting to understand how to play together and altogether execute better. A lot of it comes back to the seniors and captains who are picking up their sense of urgency. I expect a great finish to the year, especially with this group of guys.”
The Patriots are 4-6 heading into the conference semi-final against Adams Central. The game is on Friday, January 15 at Heritage.